Quote from maria_miami
For Meriwhen (sorry for my english)
I read a lot of post about the records...and i thank you a lot because you take your time to answer and give precious information...
I just have a question...Are you sure that once the record is expunged the BON can see it?
I just made my records expunged...and i called the court who made expunged my records. They say that i should wait 1 month before the record is totaly expunged of the system (deleted).
They said that after that time, the public service including the board of nursing can't see the expunged record. That i can forget that problem, is like never was happen. Only if the police arrest me in the future, i should talk about it.
That in the case the board of nursing can see the record, is because the authorities didn't delete the record for any reason. But once the judge give the order to deleted most be done within one month.
Then we should check before making the fingerprint to the board, that the record is expunged and delete of the system. That does not cause any problem forward.
Also we have to be careful when we check only in the police station for 5 dollars. Where we should check is with the fingerprints which is level 2.
I am not affiliated with any BON. To be honest, with all the times I post, "the BON is NOT the nurse's friend," I'm sure the BONs look at me and say, "Meriwhen is NOT the BON's friend."
I am not sure what BONs see in their background checks. So whether the BON would be allowed to see something expunged, I don't know.
I do know that expungement does not magically wipe your criminal record completely clean--arrests often remain visible. So they WILL see that arrest and likely have some questions to ask you about it.
Like it or not, most if not all BONs will ask you to declare expunged convictions. Should you fail to disclose an expunged crime and they learn about it, your license can be refused, disciplined or revoked as you submitted a fraudulent application.
Check out some of the other threads in the forum...as other members will attest to, BONs do not look kindly upon the failure to disclose.
I am not a lawyer and therefore can't give legal advice--and neither can anyone else at AN as that's against our TOS. When it comes to filling out the application for licensure, if you have any questions about how to answer it or what to disclose, I strongly suggest you consult with a lawyer. If you choose not to disclose the expunged convictions to the BON, you will have to deal with the consequences when they find out.
Best of luck.